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Sweet Mixed Strawberries and Blueberries

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Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

None

Yield:

10-12 guests

Normally if you mix some fruit together, you get some type of unique combined flavor. Now that the foundation is set, depending on your taste, you can leave it alone or add more to it. This wonderful recipe can supply both needs for both children or the adults. It also adds a bit of color to your table.

Ingredients

  • 1 1 lb. container of fresh strawberries
  • 1 1 lb. container of fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (dark or light)
  • 1 (or alternate) 1 teaspoon of amaretto

Directions

Rinse the fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries and drain. Dry with a towel to remove any excess water. Remove all stems and leaves from the fruit. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and mix with the blueberries in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla (or amaretto) to taste. Mix well and set in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. The fruit, water, sugar and extract will make a wonderful syrup. The enzymes in the fruit meld well with these ingredients and the flavors compliment each other. Enjoy life, eat well, marry and be happy!